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Theresienstadt ghetto currency.

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    Theresienstadt ghetto currency.
    Theresienstadt ghetto currency. 

These notes were issued by the Aeltestenrat (Council of Elders) of the Theresienstadt ghetto and bear the signature of the Judenaelteste (chairman of the Council of Elders), Jacob Edelstein.  The design was the work of a ghetto inmate, the architect and graphic artist Maximilian Spell (Spiegel), who copied the motif of Moses and the Ten Commandments from the amulet given to him by his mother before he left for Theresienstadt.  Spell survived the war and settled in Israel.

[Source: The Jews of Czecholoslovakia, Vol. III, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1984]

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    Theresienstadt ghetto currency.

    These notes were issued by the Aeltestenrat (Council of Elders) of the Theresienstadt ghetto and bear the signature of the Judenaelteste (chairman of the Council of Elders), Jacob Edelstein. The design was the work of a ghetto inmate, the architect and graphic artist Maximilian Spell (Spiegel), who copied the motif of Moses and the Ten Commandments from the amulet given to him by his mother before he left for Theresienstadt. Spell survived the war and settled in Israel.

    [Source: The Jews of Czecholoslovakia, Vol. III, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1984]
    Date
    1941 - 1945
    Locale
    Theresienstadt, [Bohemia] Czechoslovakia
    Variant Locale
    Terezin
    Czech Republic
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sharon Muller

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    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Sharon Muller

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